MISFITS' Robert Sheehan Was Originally Cast As 'Banshee' In X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
That's right, we almost had an Irish Banshee as he was originally written in the comics. Sheehan -- probably best know for his foul mouthed, hilarious turn in tv's Misfits -- reveals to Hot press that he was actually cast in the role, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
Robert Sheehan made a name for himself on Channel 4's bonkers "superhero" show Misfits, before going on to star in the incredibly popular Dublin-based series Love/Hate, and will be appearing next on the big screen in Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones. But it turns out we might have seen him in a much more familiar role a lot sooner if his work on Misfits hadn't got in the way: Sean Cassidy aka Banshee in Matthew Vaughan's X-Men: First Class.
"It's true, I was cast in X-Men. I was going to be Banshee, originally an Irish superhero, and Jane Goldman wrote it for me. Wrote it for little ol' Rob! So yeah, that did sting a bit. There was a four or five week crossover with Misfits, and the studio came back and said, 'No, we need full and free availability', and all of a sudden I was un-cast."
A real shame. Although Caleb Landry Jones did a good job in the role, it would have been great to have Banshee played Irish. Ah well, at least we'll always have Colin Farrell's Bullseye!
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